Review

Review: Best Laid Plaids by Ella Stainton (2020)

Kilty Pleasures, Book #1

Heat Factor: My glasses are foggy

Character Chemistry: These guys are totally adorable, made more so together

Plot: PhD student studying delusions motors around Scotland with a PhD who lost his position because he talks to ghosts

Overall: Got bored with the sex, but the relationship was ACES

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Review: More than Neighbors by Shannon Stacey (2020)

Blackberry Bay, Book 1

Heat Factor: It’s a little more heart-centered than…pants-centered

Character Chemistry: The chemistry and connection is obvious from the first page with these two

Plot: Meredith is a wealthy widowed mother who moves back home to Blackberry Bay with her young daughter to start over. Cam has been living in his newly discovered (and deceased) birth grandmother’s lake house and is uncovering his origins when he starts to enjoy being drawn closer to his neighbor and her daughter.

Overall: This book was a cover to cover hit. Real characters, great setting, magnetic chemistry, and perfect pace.

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Review: The Girl Next Door by Chelsea M. Cameron (2020)

Heat Factor: It’s not a crackling fire, it’s a warm glow

Character Chemistry: They start off as mismatched, secretly-attracted friends that grow into something more very slowly.

Plot: The plot here really is the romance and only the romance. Jude and Iris fall in love very beautifully, but if you’re looking for outside forces or exciting context, that isn’t part of this love story.

Overall: This is a very lovely book and I enjoyed it a great deal (even if I longed for more).

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Review: Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon (2015)

Ice Planet Barbarians, Book 1

Heat Factor: Let’s melt this ice!

Character Chemistry: We will be together because my parasite wills it! Slash, for a fated mates story, they have a super-cute we-are-confused-by-each-other dynamic. 

Plot: Human woman abducted by evil aliens, dumped on a frozen planet, meets a sexy blue alien who definitely wants to bone her. 

Overall: Perfect escapism

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Review: Bad Keys by J.B. Curry (2019)

Heat Factor: They almost bang on a piano.

Character Chemistry: She brings out his long-suppressed inner alpha – and they both like it. Too bad they are soooooo terrrrrrible at communicating. 

Plot: An outrageous caper.

Overall: I enjoyed myself immensely, with one small caveat.

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